Okay, why am I reading horror again? Since I have begun adulting, I have turned into a straight up scaredy cat! I used to roll with R.L. Stine, Christopher Pike and The Dark Thirty, but White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson has me shook enough to change my reading schedule. I chose White Smoke for […]
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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Blackout by Dhonielle Clayton, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nic Stone, Angie Thomas, Ashley Woodfolk, and Nicola Yoon was a great summer read! (Bonus points for mood and ambiance if you end up reading part or all of it during an actual blackout like I did.) Blackout is a compilation of six stories tied together by the […]
It is hot…and so is my July reading list!!! The library reopened, Libby app is still my best friend and my purse is on fire from celebrating all of the fantastic book birthdays from the last few weeks. So here is my line up for July. I’m sure I will throw in a surprise or […]
This one got me… on multiple levels. Look, I walked into this book ready for a romance. I walked away from this book with a new philosophy on life. No, I am not being dramatic. Nicola Yoon literally had me looking at life differently after I finished the book. I had to pause and sit for […]
Student Journalism and #MeToo in Off the Record I LOVED THIS BOOK! It took me a while to write this review, because I really just wanted to repeat those words over and over again. This book kept me up til midnight several nights in a row as I tried to finish it. The writing was […]
Ashley Bennett is a black girl who has grown up with privilege and wealth living in 1992 Los Angeles. She goes to a majority white school where she has a group of white friends, and lives with her family in a white neighborhood. She’s a senior at the end of her senior year who is […]
A colleague of mine recommended this to me and I am so glad that I listened to her. There was so much pain and emotion, yet so much power in this short little novel. Sixteen year old Will walks every night as he processes through the grief of losing his father to suicide. You immediately […]
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The start of this book is what caught me. It wasn’t long into it that I realized that despite Leigh, the main character, denying any connection to William Faulkner that she was indeed wrong. Emily X.R. Pan took Faulkner’s technique to the next level. I loved the structure of this story that goes from the […]
“That’s a very serious accusation.” A girl walks into her principal’s office and reveals that her boyfriend, a well-liked athlete, has been hitting her and she wants it to stop. Her proof, a black eye from that weekend. But the abuse started three months earlier, which begs the question “what kind of girl lets it […]